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However much Americans may agree that the financing of elections with special interest money undermines democracy and that campaign finance reform would produce better government, it has been very difficult to push such measures through a Congress that has been elected using the old financing system.

A. However much Americans may agree that
B. Despite agreement among Americans to the fact
C. Although Americans agree
D. Even though Americans may agree
E. There is agreement among Americans that

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Originally posted by Kritesh on 11 Jul 2017, 12:34.
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New post 11 Jul 2017, 12:56
Here are my first thought :

- ", it has been very difficult..." implies that we need an introduction like "even though, despite or although". So A and E out.

- C/ "to the fact" : lool like a "that" is missing. Out

- We have now to decide between C and D : for me, C makes more sense and is more concise.

Would say C.
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New post 11 Jul 2017, 14:07
MadaraU wrote:
Well, I've a question shouldn't option A use "many" instead of "much", since its modifying americans. Americans sounds like a countable term to me. Referring to an old joke "There were 5 americans, 2 French and 2 Russians in a bar" :)

To my understanding, much here points to the degree of "agreement" in Americans and not to Americans themselves.


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However much Americans may agree that the financing of elections with special interest money undermines democracy and that campaign finance reform would produce better government, it has been very difficult to push such measures through a Congress that has been elected using the old financing system.

A.However much Americans may agree that
B. Despite agreement among Americans to the fact
C. Although Americans agree
D. Even though Americans may agree
E. There is agreement among Americans that


A - may agree that..... and that campaign... (Parallel). No other issues. Keep.
B,C,D - break parallelism. Out.
E - Changes the meaning from the degree of agreement, to americans do agree. Out.

Answer is A
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However much Americans may agree that the financing of elections with special interest money undermines democracy and that campaign finance reform would produce better government, it has been very difficult to push such measures through a Congress that has been elected using the old financing system.

A.However much Americans may agree that
B. Despite agreement among Americans to the fact
C. Although Americans agree
D. Even though Americans may agree
E. There is agreement among Americans that


Options B, C and D require 'that' at the end of the option i.e. 'agree to the fact that' or 'agree that' and can thus be eliminated. Between options A and E, E can be eliminated since the first part i.e. the underlined portion must show a contrast, which is not there in option E.
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Kritesh wrote:
However much Americans may agree that the financing of elections with special interest money undermines democracy and that campaign finance reform would produce better government, it has been very difficult to push such measures through a Congress that has been elected using the old financing system.

A.However much Americans may agree that
B. Despite agreement among Americans to the fact
C. Although Americans agree
D. Even though Americans may agree
E. There is agreement among Americans that


that campaign finance reform would produce better government
"That" is the clue.

Only A is appropriate here.
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Kritesh wrote:
However much Americans may agree that the financing of elections with special interest money undermines democracy and that campaign finance reform would produce better government, it has been very difficult to push such measures through a Congress that has been elected using the old financing system.

A.However much Americans may agree that
B. Despite agreement among Americans to the fact
C. Although Americans agree
D. Even though Americans may agree
E. There is agreement among Americans that


We need 'THAT' to introduce a new clause so B,C & D are out.
E can not be correct because we can not separate two ICs by just a comma.

left with A.
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However much Americans may agree that the financing of elections with special interest money undermines democracy and that campaign finance reform would produce better government, it has been very difficult to push such measures through a Congress that has been elected using the old financing system.

A. However much Americans may agree that - correct - parallelism and contrast followed.
B. Despite agreement among Americans to the fact - parallelism not followed.
C. Although Americans agree - parallelism not followed.
D. Even though Americans may agree - parallelism not followed.
E. There is agreement among Americans that
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The meaning that the sentence wants to convey is- Even though American citizens may agree to serve as jurors, the actual response rate does not reflect the same. For parallelism's sake, B, C and D do not make sense. Between A and E, A conveys the meaning well. The meaning gets lost in E. Hence, A.
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However much American citizens may agree that they want to serve as jurors and that they would gladly give up other commitments to do so, courts report very low response rates from people called to jury duty.

(A) However much American citizens may agree that Correct. This uses the tradtional meaning of "however". I think there is a Magoosh article that explains this quite well. In this case we want to say something along the lines of "It doesn't matter how much American citizens may agree that XY". What is also important to note that this sentence uses "that", which is required after "agree".
(B) Despite the agreement among American citizens to the fact that This is grammatically correct, yet very wordy. Hence, is inferior to A.
(C) Although American citizens agree This probably looks like the best answer to a lot of people. The problem is, however, that is lacks a "that", which we need after "agree". In this case we can't omit this crucial word.
(D) Even though American citizens may agree Similar to C - lack of "that".
(E) There is agreement among American citizens that This is wrong because of the argument structure. The structure looks like this: Americans say that they want to serve a jurors, but they actually don't do it". We ned to show this disparity properly in order to get the meaning right.

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However much American citizens may agree that they want to serve as jurors and that they would gladly give up other commitments to do so, courts report very low response rates from people called to jury duty.

(A) However much American citizens may agree that
(B) Despite the agreement among American citizens to the fact that
(C) Although American citizens agree
(D) Even though American citizens may agree
(E) There is agreement among American citizens that


Imo A

Choice A is correct.
Parallelism is perfect in choice A.
B This choice is wordy and very indirect.
C This choice violates parallelism. We need that.
D This choice also violates parallelism.
E Well this choice is grammatically correct but it does not have the correct implied meaning of the original choice.



But using much for citizens is grammatically incorrect, so B is a better option
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Why is use of much for citizens justified?

Hi use of much is correct here in the sentence it.
Take for example.

Ron ate the last slice of pizza much to the dissatisfaction of Rosy.

Here is it is implying degree of agreement.
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arvind910619 wrote:
itisSheldon wrote:
However much American citizens may agree that they want to serve as jurors and that they would gladly give up other commitments to do so, courts report very low response rates from people called to jury duty.

(A) However much American citizens may agree that
(B) Despite the agreement among American citizens to the fact that
(C) Although American citizens agree
(D) Even though American citizens may agree
(E) There is agreement among American citizens that


Imo A

Choice A is correct.
Parallelism is perfect in choice A.
B This choice is wordy and very indirect.
C This choice violates parallelism. We need that.
D This choice also violates parallelism.
E Well this choice is grammatically correct but it does not have the correct implied meaning of the original choice.



But using much for citizens is grammatically incorrect, so B is a better option


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Please go through this thread https://gmatclub.com/forum/although-the ... 52069.html and read excellent explanation by KyleWiddison of Manhattan Prep. I am sure your doubts will be cleared by perusing that thread.
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